[Python-Dev] PEP 3144: IP Address Manipulation Library for the Python Standard Library
eric at trueblade.com
Wed Aug 19 20:37:11 CEST 2009
Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM, Eric Smith <eric at trueblade.com
> <mailto:eric at trueblade.com>> wrote:
> I think using .network and .broadcast are pretty well understood to
> be the  and [-1] of the network address block. I don't think we
> want to start creating new terms or access patterns here.
> +1 on leaving .network and .broadcast as-is (including returning a
> IPvXAddress object).
> -1. I think 'network.number' or 'network.zero' is a lot clearer than
> 'network.network'. Maybe '.broadcast' would be okay, as long as it
> /can/ be adjusted for those unusual, or maybe even only hypothetical,
> networks where it is not the [-1].
Is there some existing library that uses .number or .zero? IPy uses .net
(and .broadcast for [-1]).
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